Avoiding Collisions when Interacting with Levitating Particle Displays

Reynal, M. , Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2020) Avoiding Collisions when Interacting with Levitating Particle Displays. In: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI' 20 Extended Abstracts), Honolulu, HI, USA, 25-30 April 2020, ISBN 9781450368193 (doi:10.1145/3334480.3382965)

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Abstract

Levitating particle displays are an emerging technology where content is composed of physical pixels. Unlike digital displays, manipulating the content is not straightforward because physical constraints affect the placement and movement of each particle: dragging a particle may cause it to collide with others along its movement path. We describe initial work into four new interaction techniques that allow users to avoid collisions when directly manipulating display content. Techniques such as these are required for interactive levitating displays to be practical when scaled up to large sizes.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This research is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme (#737087: Levitate; see www.levitateproject.org).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reynal, Mr Maxime and Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan
Authors: Reynal, M., Freeman, E., and Brewster, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450368193
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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